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Andrew Walker & Sons

Company number:
Not known
Share capital:
Active in the oil trade from c.1871
Active in the oil trade until c.1872
Registered office:


Oil works:

The 1871 census list as residents of Hartwood House:

  • Andrew Walker senior, age 59, (head) Landowner and proprietor of mineral oil works
  • Andrew Walker junior, age 34, (son) Partner in mineral oil works
  • John Walker, aged 30, (son), Partner in mineral oil works

Valuation rolls for Hartwood Paraffin Oil Works list the proprietors as "Andrew Walker of Hartwood and Mrs Walker, wife of the said Andrew Walker". The oil works do not appear to have been a success as, by October 1872, Andrew Walker was advertising the let of the coal and shale reserves of Harwood estate.


  • Andrew Walker
  • Andrew Walker junior
  • John Walker